Jesus Fish 3

Essentials Of Christianity: The Resurrection

Written By: Steve Shirley

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Why is believing this so important?

Paul tells us that if Christ had not risen ______________________________

(1 Cor 15:14), and ______________________________ (1 Cor 15:17).

The resurrection forever changed the lives of the apostles and mankind. Why?
Let’s look at a top 10 list of reasons.

#1. (Acts 2:24): What does this tell us?


#2. (Jn 14:19)(1 Cor 6:14)(Rom 8:11)(Phil 3:21)(1 Cor 15:20): What do these verses tell us?


#3. (Rom 8:34)(Heb 7:25)(Heb 9:24)(1 Jn 2;1)(Isa 53:12): What do these verses tell us?


#4. Jesus prophesied His resurrection at least 15 times before He died:
Mt 16:21, 17:9, 17:22-23, 20:18-19, 26:32
Mk 8:31, 9:9, 9:31, 10:34, 14:28
Lk 9:22, 18:33
Jn 2:18-22, 10:17-18, 16:16-22

Why is this important?


#5. (Rom 1:4): What does this verse tell us?


#6. (Isa 26:19)(Dan 12:2)(Ps 16:10): What do these verses tell us?


#7. (Rom 4:25): What does this verse tell us?


#8. (Acts 17:31): What does this verse tell us?


#9. (1 Cor 15:19): What does this verse tell us?


#10. We also have a promise that one day we will get a new body that will never die, will be without sickness or disease, free from sin, glorious, powerful, and spiritual.

These truths turned the apostles from timidness to boldness, from dejected to elated; and many of them were martyred, no longer fearing death. The resurrection of Jesus became a cornerstone of their preaching and converting the lost. The book of Acts alone has numerous verses concerning the resurrection.
Acts 1:22-23, 2:23-24,31-32, 3:15-16,26, 4:10, 5:30, 10:39-41, 13:29-39, 17:30-31, 26:22-23

Jesus arose from the dead on the first day of the week: (Mt 28:1)(Mk 19:2,9) (Lk 24;1)(Jn 20:1). To commemorate this, both the Bible and history show us that the day of worshipping the Lord was changed from the Sabbath day to the Lord’s Day: (Lord’s Day: Rev 10:1)(1 Cor 16:1-2)(Acts 20:7).

**Two points to ponder:

(Acts 26:23)(1 Cor 15:20-23) tell us that Christ was the first to rise from the dead. What does this mean? Didn’t Jesus raise people from the dead before He died: (i.e. Lazarus: Jn 11:1-46, The widow’s daughter: Lk 7:11-15, The daughter of Jarius: Lk 8:41-42, 49-56)?


The resurrection offers proof for the trinity! Question: Who raised Jesus from the dead?

(Jn 2:19)  ______________________________

(Rom 8:11)  ______________________________

(Gal 1:1)  ______________________________

(Rom 10:9)  ______________________________

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